Renal Inpatients is located at Gate 8b, Level 4, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, has 34 beds. 26 beds are in single ensuite rooms.
It has a high dependency area for immediate post transplantation care and for managing severe acute illness and acute kidney injury. The ward will care for you from the time of first admission with an illness, through your treatment and rehabilitation.
There are facilities for haemodialysis in each room. The number of single rooms makes the ward appropriate for individuals with infectious conditions and other illness that particularly requires privacy.
Although we will always try to accommodate people with kidney problems in one of the kidney unit wards this is not always possible. Sometimes your needs for expert nursing may be better met outside the kidney unit, for example if you have an orthopaedic operation. If you do have to be looked after in a bed outside the kidney unit, the doctors from the kidney unit will carefully monitor your condition.
Every member of staff I came across was so kind and caring, nothing was too much trouble.